We invite all to join the Peace Pledge Pilgrimage for a Public Event, Italy on June 29th, 2018.

Thirst for peace calls for harmonious leadership

More than 100 spiritual leaders, business leaders, educational and environmental leaders will come together to emphasize the importance of universal loving-kindness and compassion for all beings.

Murshid Karimbakhsh Witteveen, NL
Jonathan Granoff, USA
Pir Shabda Kahn, USA
Brigitte van Baren, NL
Dharma Master Hsin Tao, RC
H.H. 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche, IND
Lama Lodoe, IND
Lama Tenam, IND
Pento Tsering, IND
Karma Dechen, IND
Mohamad Al Jounde, SYR
Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, UK
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, IND
Sadhviji Bhagawati Saraswati, IND
Imam Dr. Umer Ilyasi, IND
Paramahansa Prajnanananda, IND
Mohanji, IND
Dr. A. K. Merchant, IND
Syed Salman Chishty, IND
H. Nur Artıran, TR
Rabbi Gabriel Hagai, F
Lungewa Makgoba, ZA
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, KN
Nuria Sabato, USA
Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, GH
Sheikh Syed Saifuddin Ahmed, BD
Bishop Ruben Tierrablanca, TR

Bishop Sorrentino, I
Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, GE
Bishop Edwardo Hiiboro Kussala, SUD
Bishop Paride Taban, SUD
Devi Mohan, SRB
Dr Brinder, UK
Marianne Berendse, NL
Ezekiel Ole Katato, EAK
Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, IND
Audrey Kitagawa, USA
Maureen Goodman, UK
Huub Oosterhuis, NL
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, NL
Sidi Brahim Khalil Tidjani, MA
Fakhira Najib, PAK
Pir Chishti Asim Mahravi, PAK
Dr Josef Boehle, UK
Ad van der Helm, NL
Paul J. Kohtes, D
Fernand Braun, D
Drs. Raoul Witteveen, NL
Dr. Harald Friedl, NL
Dolf Zantinge, NL
Eric Laarakker, NL
Frans Versteeg, NL
Douwe Jan Joustra, NL
Deborah Post, NL

Bastiaan Kees Zoeteman, NL
Marc Dullaert, NL
Ted van den Bergh, NL
Moong Granoff, USA
Kari Bali, UK
Maria Reis Habito, USA
Marijke Hendriks, NL
Carola C. Oranje, NL
Subhasree Thottungal, UK
Corry de Lange, NL
Reinhard Seitz, D
Karin Lindeman-Boere, NL
Marjan Pattje, NL
Simon Jongepier, NL
Salona Surjoo, ZA
Julie Schelling, USA
Sira Soetendorp, NL
Giovanni Landrini, I
Enrica Landrini, I
Ute Seemann, D
Bhupinder Singh, UK
Fritz Lietsch, D
Senica Angakkorsuaq, KN
Colet van der Veen, NL
Lauryn Galindo, USA
Irina Morrison, USA
Colet van der Ven NL

Kim Brouwers NL
Christina Schmidt, NL
Sherlien Sanches, NL
Gerda Dobbenberg, NL
Harald Kerres, NL
Katia Incastori, I
Laima Mesliuvaite, I
Teresa Lugones, I
Filip Cederholm, SE
Fia Garvner, SE
Marcus Myers, UK
Marcus Hansen, SE
Lisa Snoek, NL
Sholane Surjoo, ZA
Jef Boeckmans, NL
Christine Swankhuisen, NL
Bill Ozanne, UK
Upjeet Kaur Mahon, UK
Amrik Singh Bhabra, UK
Gerhard Popp, DE
Reinhard Grohmann, DE
Klaus Richter, DE
Claus Völk, DE
Claudia Völk, DE
Achim Rinke-Bachmann, DE
Andrea Rinke-Bachmann, DE


In the face of international conflicts, we will demonstrate to the world our mutual friendship, respect and common goal for a peaceful world nurtured by wisdom, compassion, unity in diversity, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Blessing for the Charter for Forgiveness & Reconciliation by all prominent spiritual leaders representing different religions. Blessing with the sacred merged water from Greenland and the Himalaya at Domus Pacis.

Peace Walk as an act for Forgiveness & Reconciliation led by prominent spiritual leaders with the Torch of Compassion. Starting in Porziuncola ending at the Grave of St Francis in Assisi. Spiritual Leaders for Loving-Kindness and Compassion hold the Torch of Compassion and sacred water offering.

10.30 – 12.00
World Peace Prayer with 100 spiritual leaders at The Basilica of St Francis Praying for peace for current global issues of concern in the World.

Active Peace Action by all participants around the world 8 Peace Pledge Trees are offered as a symbolic gift to Bishop Sorrentino of Assisi at The Basilica of St Francis.

Lunch at Domus Pacis

15.00 – 15.30
Show Your True Colours Digital Virtual Game : We apologize, Show Your True Colors Digital Game has been postponed. The expected launch date is August, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

Celebration of Forgiveness & Reconciliation – Unity in Diversity An interreligious music festival at Piazza Porziuncola. Inspirational speeches of spiritual leaders and Mohamad Al Jounde, International Childrens Peace Prize winner 2017. Music and dance from different traditions such as Sufi dancers- Whirling Dervishes form Turkey, Hawaiian dance, and a peace song composed by H.H. Tai Situ Rinpoche.




Assisi, the sacred City of Peace and birthplace of St Francis.  


St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint for environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis’ devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation, Mother Earth. He cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God. St Francis had met with the Sultan on his journey to the Holy Land.  They respected each other. St Francis could therefore be an example of becoming friends with other religious leaders from a different background. Saint Francis believed that all creatures should praise God and the people have a duty to protect and enjoy nature as both the stewards of God’s creation and as creatures ourselves. On November 29, 1979,  Pope John Paul II declared Saint Francis the Patron Saint of Ecology.


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Call for world prayer

The following spiritual leaders invite you to join the world prayer on June 29th at 11.00 CET

After the prayer, the spiritual  leaders will offer each other a glass of water, symbolizing their thirst for peace. They will invite their supporters to follow this gesture.

The various calls from the spiritual leaders can be found in the call for prayer videos below.

Stay tuned, as around 25 more videos from spiritual leaders will be uploaded on the website in the coming days.


His Holiness Tai Situ Rinpoche 

H. Nur Artiran

Professor Johannes Witteveen shares a video blessing for thirst for peace, loving-kindness and a nuclear free world.

Thirst for Peace. Please join us June 29th in Assisi, Italy for an historic event! More than 100 spiritual leaders from around the world will Walk for Peace, lead a Global Peace Prayer at 11:00AM Italy time, as well as participate in a gift a glass of water ceromony and more.. Special guest 17-year-old Mohamad al Jounde from Syria, winner of the International Children's Peace Prize, will address the leaders. Peace Pledge initiator, Johannes Witteveen shares a blessing for the event, peace, loving-kindness and a nuclear free world. To register for this free event visit: www.thirstforpeace.com

Geplaatst door Peace Pledge Project op Zaterdag 9 juni 2018


Murshid Karimbakhsh Wtitteveen

Sufi leader, former managing director The IMF and Peace Pledge Project Initiator

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

Syed Salman Chishty

Nuria Sabato

Paramahansa Prajanananda

Pujya Swamiji Chidanand 

Dharma Master Hsin Tao 

Jonathan Granoff

President, Global Security Institute, Peace Pledge Project Initiator

Brahmarishi Mohanji

Spiritual Master and Founder of Mohanji Foundation and Ammucare Charitable Trust

Devi Mohan


Fakhira Najib

Rabbi Gabriel 

Bishop Ruben


Pir Shabda Kahn,
Director, Sufi Ruhaniat International, U.S.A and Peace Pledge Project Initiator

Audrey Kitagawa 

Jef Boeckmans


Dr A.K Merchant 

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

 Devi Mohan



Ezekiel Katato Kenia

Sister Jayanti Brahma Kumaris 

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh

His Holiness Sri  Sri Ravi Shankar

Brigitte Van Baren

Universal Sufi Council, director Inner Sense and Peace Pledge Project Initiator

Brahmarishi Mohanji

Spiritual Master and Founder of Mohanji Foundation and Ammucare Charitable Trust

Huub Oosterhuis

 Devi Mohan

 Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar 

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